State of Privacy

The State of Privacy is a study of privacy and surveillance issues in countries across the world. Updated annually, this is a collaborative initiative between PI and its partners to produce briefings on 19 countries. 

Each country report is based on a survey of questions on key areas of privacy, updated from open-source materials, as well as the research and investigation conducted by PI and our partners. The areas covered by the country briefings are:

  • Domestic and international legal frameworks;
  • Surveillance laws, agencies, and their oversight; 
  • Data protection laws, accountability mechanisms, and examples of breaches;
  • Identity systems, including ID cards and voter registration; and
  • Examples of data-intensive systems in a variety of sectoral and thematic areas. 

Last updated in January 2019. 

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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Argentina is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Asociación por los
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Brazil is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Coding Rights
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Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Surveillance in Chile is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Privacy International and its Chilean partners Derechos Digitales and Fundación Datos Protegidos. Key Privacy Facts 1. Constitutional privacy protections: Article 19 of Chile's
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Colombia is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Fundación Karisma
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Surveillance in Egypt is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and its partners. Key
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in India is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and the Centre for
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Privacy in Indonesia is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and The Institute for
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Jordan is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and 7iber. Key privacy
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Kenya is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and the National Coalition
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Privacy in Lebanon is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Privacy International and SMEX. Key
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Mexico is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Red in Defensa de los
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Surveillance in Morocco is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and its partners
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Privacy in Pakistan is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and the Digital Rights Foundation. Between 2014
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Paraguay is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and TEDIC in Paraguay
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in the Philippines is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Foundation
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Privacy in South Africa is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and the Right2Know
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Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Surveillance in Thailand is the result of a collaboration by Privacy International and Thai Netizen Network. Right to Privacy The constitution Thailand experienced a coup d'etat in May 2014. According to Mishari Muqbil and Arthit Suriyawongkul, “their [the
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Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Uganda is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Unwanted Witness. Key
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Introduction Acknowledgment The State of Surveillance in Tunisia is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and partners. Key privacy facts 1. Constitutional privacy protection: The constitution contains an explicit protection of the right to privacy. 2. Data protection law